Beebo Brinker is the story of a lesbian in NY’s Village scene. ♂ Peggy Ullman Bell, Psappha: A Novel of Sappho (2000). Teenage same-sex experimentation, and later heterosexual relationships. It’s 1970, and Ellen, a Southern-raised book editor, leaves her husband for a radical lesbian commune full of processing and drugs. An interesting, if disturbing look at a moment of U. 17-year old Jacob travels from the US to Amsterdam to visit his grandfather’s grave and meet the family who hid and cared for him. It’s the 1940s, and the lesbian, while heartbroken, believes it’s in the best interest of the child, so keeps silent.Several of the characters in the book could be characterized as bisexual. Fictionalized account of the life of Sappho, Greek poet from the seventh century B. Daan, his host, and possibly Jacob himself are bisexual. Man goes back to the town of his childhood to resurrect his family name. Teddy ends up with her first love, a “real’ lesbian. HIV men coping with the recent death of their loved ones.
Chronicle of his life, from his birth in Cuba (1943), to his death in New York (1990). Anthropologist Margaret Mead (1901-1978) was an advocate for bisexuality, and she and Ruth Benedict (1887-1948) were both sexually and intellectually intertwined.But beware: none of these characters are overly loveable. Set in England during World War I, psychological novel about Billy Prior, an intelligence agent who is bisexual, as is one other male character. Falls in love with a woman whose family is historically interwoven with his, marries her, but then becomes obsessed with a teenaged boy. It’s set in Los Angeles, so there’s a lot of money, gyms, drugs, sex.Sean Pfeiffer, a very minor character, appears, from his collection of Polaroid photos, to be bisexual. Mexican painter who was lovers with Diego Rivera, Leon Trotsky, and other men and women. Focus on family dynamics and expectations, and on his sexual experiences, both consensual (with women and men) and nonconsensual (with men), while growing up and as an adult. About suffering & survival, with a bi character, Jesse Bell. A working class college student in Baltimore, is enthralled by his wealthy friend and her brother. An Irish woman goes to an island in Spain to recover from a broken heart caused by a relationship with a man, becomes attracted to a Spanish woman.Other themes: domestic violence, mental illness, being a survivor of incest and sexual abuse. This unfinished novel by Capote apparently lost him most of his friends, as he does mention names, and even those whose names are not explicitly mentioned are at times thinly disguised. Can be read as a bisexual or lesbian coming out story. Peter Harris is an art dealer who finds himself, at midlife, facing various existential questions including, much to his surprise, the awareness that he is attracted to his wife’s bisexual and troubled younger brother. A lesbian in Ireland is partnered with a woman who has has a history with both men and women. Written from the point of view of her ex-lover, we get a view of how she is seen by others. Some focus on Arnold’s unwillingness to accept that Ed might actually be bisexual. ♀ Carole Maso, The American Woman in the Chinese Hat (1994).♀ James Baldwin (1924-1987), Another Country (1985). Two women, Kate and Angie, both runners, fall in love and leave relationships to be with each other. A woman who has been left by her husband of many years meets and falls in love with another woman. 29-year-old hedonistic self-identified and behaviorally bi guy in London. An exploration of Peter’s interior self, presented without judgment. One day in the lives of three women: Virginia Woolf in 1923, Laura Brown in the 1950s, and Clarissa Vaughan in the 1990s, somehow intertwined, and poetically written. At least two of the three main characters could be characterized as bisexual. Isabel, whose mother has taken her own life, is in a Philadelphia high school, looking for connection. The word bisexual is not used, but by the end of the novel both her former and current relationships are given “credit’ for mattering. Johnny Ray Rousseau, a 22-year-old African-American nightclub singer by night, legal secretary by day in pre-AIDS Los Angeles, meets and falls for a blond bisexual banker who is portrayed as somewhat of a jerk—not because he is bisexual, but because he is possessive. Shortly after the her brother’s death from AIDS, a New York writer named Catherine leaves her woman lover of 12 years and comes to the French Riviera, where she comes apart, having a number of affairs, with men and women, in the process. A decade in the life of a journalist who is married to a draft resister in the 60s & 70s.